Korea Introduces World’s First 5G-Powered AI Robot Cafe

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The innovative solution is co-developed by Korea’s KT Corporation and Dal.Komm using KT’s AI solution, GiGA Genie.  

A 5G-powered artificial intelligence (AI) robot cafe is capturing the attention of entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world.

Dubbed ‘b;eat2E’, the innovative solution is co-developed by KT Corporation, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, and Dal.Komm Coffee, Korea’s first robot café franchise.

Considered to be the world’s first 5G-connected AI robot cafe, “b;eat 2nd Evolution (b;eat2E)”, the second version of the AI robot café, was showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, held in Barcelona, Spain last week.

KT’s AI solution used as core technology

KT Corporation is using its advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology to develop various innovative services and solutions in the new era of the 5G wireless revolution.

Powered by KT’s AI solution, GiGA Genie, b;eat2E can communicate directly with customers, taking voice orders, recommending drinks, answering questions and even waving its arms to passers-by.

Dal.Komm’s original b;eat could take orders only through the café’s mobile app controlled by KT’s control station.

KT is reportedly now working on the next upgrade to further enhance the image recognition ability of the robot cafe to be able to identify customers’ faces, analyze their behavior and provide more tailed services.

The company will also strengthen its partnership with Dal.Komm Coffee further to explore global business models for the application of b;eat2E.

Longjam Dineshwori

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